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Practice TSHOOT Tickets with Packet Tracer & EVE-NG

March 6th, 2019 in Guide Go to comments

Special thanks to Buddy who sent us these files. Please say thanks to him. Now you can practice most TSHOOT Tickets with Packet Tracer v6.1. Please download all the tickets in one file here: https://www.networktut.com/download/Cisco_PT_6_1_TSHOOT_Package.zip. All the guides were included in that file.

Note: Please use at least the final Packet Tracer v6.1 (STUDENT Release) or above to open them. Below is a screenshot of the pkt files:


From Buddy:

Please notice: It’s mainly all the Packet Tracer TSHOOT L2 based trouble tickets, that needs to be reconfigured with STATIC IP addresses at the PC Clients by today

Thus when reconfiguring the two PC Clients with static IP addresses, please remember to also EXCLUDE the two Client IP addresses (.3 and .4) within the DHCP Pool at DHCP Server R4, at the same time.


Special thanks to Marcus for creating the TSHOOT topology with EVE-NG network emulator (currently this is one topology file with working configuration, not the tickets). You can download this file here: https://www.networktut.com/download/TShoot_300-135-TT_EVE-NG.zip. Below is screenshot of the EVE-NG file:


+ EVE-NG emulator must be installed to open this file.
+ This file uses these IOL images (but you may use other IOL images):
 – i86bi_LinuxL2-AdvEnterpriseK9-M_152_May_2018.bin
 – i86bi_LinuxL3-AdvEnterpriseK9-M2_157_3_May_2018.bin
+ Importing steps:
1. click ACTIONS/Import external labs
2. select target lab but don’t unzip it then import
3. BEFORE starting any nodes on ASW1,ASW2,DSW1,DSW2 select the Layer2 IOL image that is present in your eve.
4. click More actions/Start all nodes

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  1. Joe
    July 7th, 2014

    Thanks for your incredible workmanship in these labs. I have done all of them and have found it very helpful for improving my diagnostic speed and approaches. They have a very realistic feel. Thumbs up for bringing this to PT!

  2. Curious
    July 7th, 2014

    I tried to do a traceroute from the working file.
    Is the traceroute valid guys? isn’t it the hop should be since vlan 10 is already active? Or the just tells us it is Router R4.



    Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 0 ms 0 ms 0 ms
    2 0 ms 0 ms 2 ms <—
    3 1 ms 2 ms 0 ms
    4 3 ms 3 ms 1 ms
    5 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms
    6 18 ms 10 ms 11 ms
    7 28 ms 10 ms 29 ms

    Trace complete.

  3. nooby
    July 7th, 2014

    Hi everyone, I need packet tracer for this,
    please share,

    thank you

  4. Buddy
    July 7th, 2014

    @Curious – (Whauu – Here we’re having an REAL “awake” Student) :-)

    Yop, You’re absolutely right about this issue being a little “tricky” case, that I’ve been fighting against for some time.

    However due to my testing, I think it’s related to the HSRP failover, that – (within approx 60% of the cases) – ain’t quite in SYNC between the two HSRP Devices: DSW1 and 2.

    For the remaining 40% of the cases, it seems to work, as it’s supposed to!

    Now, If you try to run PC>tracert – twice – First a normal one, and then you do an R4 fa0/0 shut / no shut – and then run it once more – You’re getting:

    First the “normal” one:


    Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 13 ms 1 ms 0 ms
    2 19 ms 13 ms 2 ms tracert

    Tracing route to over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 1 ms 9 ms 1 ms
    2 0 ms 2 ms 13 ms <—- now it's OK!
    3 13 ms 10 ms 10 ms
    4 26 ms 11 ms 21 ms
    5 16 ms 50 ms 20 ms
    6 22 ms 23 ms 24 ms
    7 22 ms 24 ms 24 ms

    Trace complete, and NOW we're in Business :-)

  5. Buddy
    July 7th, 2014

    Upps – some lines unfortunatly disappear’ed within the FIRST output above, but this output was excactly the same as the one above from YOU Curious!

  6. Buddy
    July 7th, 2014

    @Curious: So you can call the above “Work arround” – kind of a “Kick in the a..” Solution :-)

  7. Buddy
    July 7th, 2014

    Thank’s Joe!
    I’m happy if the presented PT based TSHOOT Labs can support both Yours and other CCNP Students TSHOOT Training :-)

  8. NhanVo
    July 8th, 2014
  9. aboss
    July 8th, 2014


    In packet tracer 6.1 build 111 the BGP session seams to be up even if there is no ip connectivity may it be due to wrong ip or wrong ACL. See TT3 and TT5. This is very misleading :) at least for me.

    R1#sh ip bgp summary
    BGP router identifier, local AS number 65001
    BGP table version is 1, main routing table version 6
    0 network entries using 0 bytes of memory
    0 path entries using 0 bytes of memory
    0/0 BGP path/bestpath attribute entries using 0 bytes of memory
    0 BGP AS-PATH entries using 0 bytes of memory
    0 BGP route-map cache entries using 0 bytes of memory
    0 BGP filter-list cache entries using 0 bytes of memory
    Bitfield cache entries: current 1 (at peak 1) using 32 bytes of memory
    BGP using 32 total bytes of memory
    BGP activity 0/0 prefixes, 0/0 paths, scan interval 60 secs

    Neighbor V AS MsgRcvd MsgSent TblVer InQ OutQ Up/Down State/PfxRcd 4 65002 0 0 1 0 0 00:01:00 4


    Type escape sequence to abort.
    Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to, timeout is 2 seconds:
    Success rate is 0 percent (0/5)


  10. aboss
    July 8th, 2014

    In packet tracer 6.1 build 111 while troubleshooting TT9

    switchport trunk allow vlan x,x,x,x commands

    Do not get copied on the port-channel member interfaces which on real equipment happens this can cause you to disregard the trunking issue if you look at a member interface only

  11. Curious
    July 8th, 2014

    Yup it works when I tried to do the workaround. Thank you for clarifying this also. In the exam we are not allowed to do a traceroute right?

    There are still other issues that I noticed like in the BGP ticket. Since the neighbor ip is wrong, BGP neighbor peering should not go up. I don’t know if in the simulation during exam if the sh ip bgp summary is right.

    R1#sh ip bgp summary
    Neighbor V AS MsgRcvd MsgSent TblVer InQ OutQ Up/Down State/PfxRcd 4 65002 0 0 1 0 0 00:05:33

    Anyway, what you’ve done here is really a great help in practicing tshoot. More power to you. By the way buddy, what exam now are you planning to take ?

  12. mone901
    July 8th, 2014

    Meanwhile, thanks for the great work!!!

    I have a question: how do I find the IP of the client in the real exam??? I can get into CMD mode and type ipconfig in client 1???

    thanks for reply =)

  13. Buddy
    July 8th, 2014

    @Curious and aboss:

    Wehww – It was quite a number of some quite tricky questions, not that easy to answer just in short :-)

    But I’ll try to answer some of them due to the best of my ability.

    Regarding Ticket 3 and 5 (the eBGP problems), I think they both “Basicly” Works as they are supposed to, due to their individual descriptions e.g. here on this site – both in terms of Troubleshooting and Solving the two Tickets – Right!?

    Regarding the eBGP “Theory” relevant for the two Tickets I’ll like to refer to the Wendel Odem Routing Book: Page 430(mid) – 432(top) that describes the relevant eBGP Neighbor issues quite well, I think – However in addition to this, I’ll like add some relevant eBGP listings & conclusions specific for the two Tickets:

    R1#sh ip bgp – (this is a VERY NICE command, when tshooting theese kind of things!)
    BGP table version is 1, local router ID is
    ***output obmitted***
    Network Next Hop Metric LocPrf Weight Path

    Above you can see, that the BGP Table is completely EMPTY, because we’ve no legal eBGP Neighbors within Ticket 3 and 5 – Excactly as we should expect! – Right!?

    R1#sh ip bgp summ
    BGP router identifier, local AS number 65001
    ***output obmitted***
    Neighbor V AS MsgRcvd MsgSent TblVer InQ OutQ Up/Down State/PfxRcd 4 65002 0 0 1 0 00:02:58 4

    Yep, it’s correct, that output from sh ip bgp summ above isn’t 100% correct – The rightmost coloum just above should have listed an eBGP neighbor state of “Idle” instead of “4” (pfx received), since we’ve not any active eBGP Neighborship(s) or ditto communication here!!!

    Regarding TT9 – Well, you’re probably right on that – (I haven’t tried this myself on real gear) – But since the allowed VLAN*s has been configured on INDEED Po “Trunks” (13&23), and NOT on Member ports, I think, that the TroubleShooter should also stay FOCUSED on INDEED THIS and NOT be paying to much attention on all the individual “Member Ports” within the two Trunks in this regard – (It could be quite complex to troubleshoot all this if there were hundreds and hundreds of them – Right!?)

    Hope this helps – I’ve been trying to answer your questions the best I could, since there’s only “limited” Space here, you know…

  14. Buddy
    July 8th, 2014

    You just go into e.g. Cient1 and do an “ipconfig” – Then you’ll get all the info you need regarding this Client (both on Exam and within the PT Labs here!)

  15. Buddy
    July 8th, 2014

    @Curious and aboss:

    Just a small addition regardig indeed TT5:

    Within this Ticket – Transit Net: is being BLOCKED by the ACL, and therefore the R1 and the ISP Router can’t communicate over this (very important) Transit Net via eBGP, because the 2 routers cannot get into eBGP status: “Established” Neighbor relationship. – (Thus the rightmost coloum: pfx/received of “4” turns out to be WRONG within the R1 sh ip bgp summ output, as already mentioned!)

  16. Buddy
    July 8th, 2014

    @Curious and aboss:

    Also – a quite IMPORTANT thing regarding d.o.:

    The Output within the sh ip bgp summ rightmost coloum: “pfx/received” tells:

    A “number” here tells: I’ve an “Established” eBGP Neighbor Relationship with that specific eBGP Neighbor listed within my eBGP Config.

    A Status by the word “Idle” within the same coloum tells: I’ve an eBGP “Neighbor” Statement within my eBGP Config, but for some reason, I can’t “see” that neighbor at the moment.

    Remaining eBGP “States” are listed at Page 430 (mid) within Wendell Odem’s Routing Book.

  17. NhanVo
    July 8th, 2014

    Hello Buddy,

    Could you please explain with more clearly about TT6 – VLAN Filter. The bug of this TT is still and I dont know I will choose ASW1 or DSW1 in the real test.

    And what is the explain:
    “VLAN Filter : You still need to select ASW1 to get VLAN ACL/Port ACL in the next page. If you selet DSW1, Next page would not show VLAN ACL/Port ACL.”

    I’m really dont understand this ticket.

    Thanks a lot

  18. Buddy
    July 8th, 2014

    @NhanVo: Pls study TT6 here on this Site – I can’t do it any better – Pay special attention to the Note at the bottom of the TT6 description – I think it answers your question!

  19. NhanVo
    July 9th, 2014

    Okay Buddy, thanks bro :)

  20. Buddy
    July 9th, 2014

    An important note – (once again):
    As mentioned a couple of times – The present PT based TSHOOT Tickets has been developed for INDEED the official PT 6.1 “STUDENT” release, and thus NOT to the former PT “Build 111 – BETA” version!!!
    The former Build 111 BETA version ain’t able to run most Tickets in a satisfactory way, and thus it should be AVOIDED whenever possible!!!
    Pls be AWARE on this!!!
    Thank you!

  21. ALI
    July 9th, 2014

    How can we download the PT 6.1?

  22. Buddy
    July 9th, 2014

    The PT v.6.1 “STUDENT” Release is available for download @ Cisco NetSpace.
    A valid user account is required to @ the .zip file there.

  23. NhanVo
    July 10th, 2014

    Hi all

    I hope it will be Cisco Packet Tracer 6.1 Student

    Best Regard

  24. Samo
    July 10th, 2014

    Hi Buddy,

    Just passed Tshoot exam (1000/1000). I would like to thank you for the good job in creating these packet tracer practice labs. They have been very useful and good guide.

    Many thanks to CBT Nuggets – Jeremy, Networktut, Khattak, GNS3 Talk on Youtube and all the forum folks.
    I had no bug in the exam, everything was smooth. I used abort after analyzing every question till I reached the last ticket while copying down my answers. Then in one final and smooth move, I answered all the questioned confidently.
    The exam preparation was so enjoyable since I learned a lot of troubleshooting techniques. I realized I have a bit unique way of finding out the problems, very different from all the videos I watched and I believe everybody has their own way of solving exams. I would advice all to stick on their own way while learning from other people as well.

    Again I would like to thank all and wish best of luck for those preparing for the exam.

    Thank you,

  25. Buddy
    July 10th, 2014

    Yop – It really looks like the right thing!!!
    Good Job!
    However, pls. be aware, that the included “Tutorials” within this STUDENT Package above – alone – takes up about 90 – 100 MB on your Disk, and most people here probably don’t need those Tutorials – I presume!?
    So if you or somebody else here could find the same PT 6.1 STUDENT release as a “NO TUTORIALS” Package, it would be EVEN BETTER!
    If not – Just download the Full STUDENT Package above, and enjoy the Show! – It’s a GREAT Release anyway!
    Have fun! :-)

  26. Buddy
    July 10th, 2014

    Congrats Samo! – Good Job!
    (Although your result didn’t suprised me) :-)
    It’s a “wise” TSHOOT Conclusion, you’re telling within your Post above, I think – Just my style :-)
    Good Luck in your future career!

  27. Kc
    July 10th, 2014

    Just got the PT V6.1 from the link given by NhanVo on this thread but not all commands can work on it like for Router Redundancy, bgp etc. please kindly show me the link to get the one that works. i want to prepare for my TSHOOT Exam

  28. Buddy
    July 10th, 2014

    PT 6.1 is a Network SIMULATOR App and thus Not a Network “Emulator” App like e.g. the GNS3 App including a full Cisco IOS Image etc.
    However the PT 6.1 Simulator supports (almost) every single IOS command you need – relevant for the current TSHOOT exam (+ in addition a number of other benefits, NOT supported by GNS3).
    Therefore, pls. read details and Tech Notes etc. within both the specific PT 6.1 based TSHOOT Tickets (Pull Down Menus) and within the provided “Read me FIRST” file included within the Ticket (.zip) Package.
    BTW – Excactly WHICH BGP cmd’s – relevant for indeed the current TSHOOT exam – do you think are missing within the PT 6.1. Simulator???

  29. Ratz
    July 11th, 2014

    Thank God, I passed the exam with 1000/1000!
    – 13 TT
    – No DD
    – 4 MCQ
    – No bug
    – No EIGRP Wrong AS No.
    – No IP helper add

    One advice for all who are going to take the exam:
    Divide the tickets into groups like:
    – 169.x ip add
    – 10.x ip add who can ping /
    – 10.x ip add who can’t ping /
    – 2 other TT (HSRP and OSPFv6)

    Just stay focused and you will pass !
    Thanks Networktut, Khattak Strategy, Flow Chart by Naren
    I wish you all good luck! :)

  30. Alex
    July 11th, 2014

    Hey, I’m not finding the answers after finishing each TT.

    Thanks for everything!

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